The Purpose and Function of a Rear Spoiler
With all the modifications that you can make to your car, it can be hard to know exactly what you are modifying by adding something on. Rear spoilers are modifications that can often be overlooked because their purpose is not fully understood. In this article, we will examine the purpose and function of a rear spoiler.
There is a clue to the most common purpose of a rear spoiler right in the name, as it “spoils” the airflow over the car so that a cushion of air is created above the rear. This allows for less turbulent conditions based on the wind and airflow stream over the car. This is very useful at high speeds where the airspeed matters much more and can affect the car’s handling.
Increased Road Grip
A rear spoiler is also helpful for increasing the amount of grip that your car gets on the road. At high speeds, the rear spoiler directs the air downward on your car, thus increasing the amount of tire that is on the road. This creates more traction, allowing your car to take sharper turns at higher speeds. A rear spoiler is the perfect choice for a race car because of this reason.
Without a rear spoiler, you are at the mercy of the shape of your car when it comes to dealing with airflow and wind resistance. A rear spoiler makes your car more aerodynamic than the stock version. Cars like the Honda Civic, for example, are not necessarily designed with racing in mind. However, a rear spoiler can reduce the amount of resistance that a boxier vehicle would receive.
Now that you know the purpose and function of a rear spoiler, you can see how its many benefits can be exactly what you need to get the most out of your car. American Modified has the best Honda Civic upgrade parts on the market and at the best prices, not to mention our many other car modifications. When you decide it is time to really get the best from your vehicle, American Modified wants to be the place that you go to for help.